WARNING: THESE UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
Holiday displays were up way before Thanksgiving this year, and the only time I liked it was when I was in the biting cold of my western New York state hometown. It felt appropriate then, but not home in California. Nonetheless, as I always do in different cities, I was on the lookout for unique holiday gifts. I mean, who wants to give–or get — the same old stuff every year? Not me!
So I saw this. Now, I don’t know how practical it is, because cursive is quickly disappearing and it’s hard to imagine kids actually taking their eyes and hands off their computers and tablets long enough to journal in a book, but I thought it was a hopeful gift. So what is the likelihood of a kid journaling by hand? Oh, and did I tell you how much I hate the new-ish verb, “to journal?” I just hate it. But I just used it. Anyway, if you know a kid who can still form letters with a pen or pencil between his or her fingers, they might, and I do mean MIGHT, like this.
But THIS one? A great idea and maybe even a message to friends. Dysfunctions are best left to the privacy of our own journals. That’s why I like this. Bloggers, write about your dysfunctions here, to your heart’s content, and spare us those neuroses. We have enough of our own.
Who really wants to get up and sit in front of a computer during a bout of insomnia? Keep this at the beside, instead! But don’t you love it when morning comes and you have no idea what you meant by “affordable,” “ghost-hunting,” and “hummer?” But it made perfect sense at 3 a.m.
I’m not sure why, but I ran into a lot of glass jewelry artisans on my visit to my hometown. In fact, I saw so much gorgeous and unique costume jewelry I had to buy some. I didn’t buy any of these, though. I just liked the display. Cute, eclectic boutiques in Rochester.
But then, this: Women, who HASN’T been in this situation? Feel free to answer that question. A stocking stuffer that’s right for, well, a certain kind of person. I can think of a few right off the bat.
Oh, wait. Another one:
Another useful gift. And what a great thing this is to have in your purse and pull out to hand someone when appropriate. See, there’s no end to the good ideas entrepreneurs come up with. Practical ones, too.
These cute coasters make great stocking stuffers. They’re not all pets, either, for those of you who don’t like animals. There are other subjects. Not that I know anyone who doesn’t like animals. Right?
This is an appropriate time to remind you that buying a pet for a surprise Christmas gift is a very bad idea. No matter how cute it is. A prospective pet owner needs to really want the pet and to be prepared to welcome it into their home in practical ways, too. Just saying. Pets are NEVER a good gift idea if you haven’t consulted with the recipient, first.
But THIS does:
These beautiful olive oils and other condiments were at the Rochester Public Market. Consumable gifts are the way to go for those of us who are not collecting knick-knacks, like, for example, cardinals.
Now comes my favorite time: comment time.
Well, not super-mean, anyway.
But really, let me know if you have a favorite among the unique holiday gift ideas I’ve presented today. Or if you ‘ve seen something even better.
Have at it!